One of the cool things about traveling and having a blog is it forces you to do research and learn things…like…how many glaciers are in Colorado. Well not specifically how many…but is there more than the one I hiked which was St. Mary’s Glacier in Idaho Springs which is only an hour from Denver. If you read my last post you know St. Mary’s Glacier is only about a mile round trip–that it’s uphill and at an elevation of around 10,000 ft.
Here are some photos of the glacier and my girlfriend and I.
I was expecting the water to be turquoise because the only other glacier I’ve seen was in Glacier National Park and it looked like Caribbean water. But, as you can see, it was still beautiful! There were only a few other people who arrived after we did. One couple had a dog that liked to swim in the ice-cold water.
The colors reflected nicely in the water…
I love dead trees (and living trees) and these were especially pretty along the shore…
I crouched under this tree for this shot. I knew it would be cool looking!
On the 10 mile drive back down to I-70, we stopped so I could get a photograph of this home in the forest…
There’s something about twisty, winding roads!
Next, we’re headed to the little town of Golden, Colorado!
- Day 7: Glacier & Waterton Lakes National Park (holdonilltellyou.com)
- Glacier National Park, Montana – Day 2 (seattlepi.com)
- glacier national park & whitefish, montana photos | spokane travel photographer (debbiemitchellphotography.com)
- Hiking through St. Mary’s Glacier (livelifewholesome.com)
- Ancient Forest Thaws From Melting Glacial Tomb (livescience.com)
- Pollution, Not Rising Temperatures, May Have Melted Alpine Glaciers (npr.org)
- Thomasson, Thenell Win First Glacier Fest 5K (coloradorunnermag.com)
- The Landscape of Glacier National Park (nbushphotography.net)
- Nature’s ‘Good Tidings’ (eyeblinkfiction.wordpress.com)
- Hiking St. Mary’s Glacier (travelspirit333.com)
Looks like a grand adventure. Love the curve in the road. Didn’t see any guard rails!
Oh I see some on the left now. Forgive my hasty thought on the possibility of falling off the mountain.
Thanks for stopping by Ruth!
These are amazing photos. Just beautiful. I could look at them again and again.
Thank you Michelle! You’re very sweet!
wow!! it’s amazing and adventurous place, and definite one day will also stay there in future . Thanks for sharing…..
You’re welcome and thank you!
Thanks Sherry. I didn’t know Colorado had Glaciers..well I learnt something new today 🙂
Beautiful pics, I must visit. This is the only part of the country that I haven’t visited yet.
Hi Vic…thanks for the compliment and for stopping by!
Colorado is beautiful, but ironically, it’s the dead tree shot that is so striking in this post.
I know what you mean. I really like that photo too!
Very nice! Imagine a mile of ice on that area. Glaciation is fascination!
Thanks! It is amazing!
Such nice photos of Colorado — isn’t it beautiful and wild and unexpected??? LOVE seeing you there!
Thanks Betty…I do love it!! Have a great weekend!